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AER: Public Statement – Temporary suspension of low risk monitoring and reporting

(June 09, 2020)… In response to public health orders issued by the Government of Alberta, members of Alberta’s energy industry have submitted information to the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) about conflicts between these orders and AER requirements. These conflicts mean that following one set of requirements puts them in noncompliance with the other set. The […]

by ahnationtalk on June 10, 2020101 Views

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Alberta First Nations appeal suspension of oilpatch environmental monitoring – National Observer

June 9th 2020 Three northern Alberta First Nations are asking to appeal the province’s suspension of environmental monitoring in the oilpatch because it “fails to come close” to being a reasonable decision. Alberta’s Opposition leader called on Monday for the head of the province’s energy regulator to resign over the suspensions. “They should end (Laurie) […]

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 202085 Views

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First Nations of the Athabasca Oil Sands Region Appeal Monitoring Suspension

June 5, 2020 FORT MCMURRAY, AB — Faced with significant potential health and environmental impacts, three First Nations in northeast Alberta have jointly filed an appeal related to recent Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) decisions to suspend key aspects of environmental monitoring in the oil sands. Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Fort McKay First Nation and Mikisew […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 2020105 Views

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Pembina: Request for oil and gas monitoring and reporting requirements to be fully reinstated

June 4, 2020 Joint letter to Alberta ministers of environment and energy June 3, 2020 The Honourable Jason Nixon Minister of Environment and Parks Office of the Minister, Environment and Parks 9820 – 106 Street Edmonton AB T5K 2J6 Sent by email to: [email protected] The Honourable Sonya Savage Minister of Energy Office of the Minister, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 5, 2020118 Views

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Suncor Base Mine Extension Project — Participant Funding Available

From: Impact Assessment Agency of Canada June 1, 2020 — Ottawa — Impact Assessment Agency of Canada The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is making funding available through its Participant Funding Program to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous peoples in the federal impact assessment for the proposed Suncor Base Mine Extension Project, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 2020107 Views

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Sturgeon County endorses Sturgeon River watershed plan – St. Albert Today

The management plan notes that the watershed has been heavily impacted by human activity, with just 20 per cent of it untouched by development and 70 per cent of its wetlands drained. Sturgeon County council has committed to a plan to protect and improve the Sturgeon River. County council voted 6-0 May 26 to endorse […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 2020100 Views

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AB Government: Flood payment applications closing

Residents of northern Alberta who were evacuated due to spring floods have until 5 p.m. on June 5 to apply for an emergency evacuation payment. Announced on May 4, the Alberta government is providing one-time emergency financial assistance for spring flood evacuees to help them with costs while they were evacuated. Adults can receive $1,250 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 29, 2020124 Views

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U of Alberta: Biodiversity Offsets 101 Replay

On May 22, International Day for Biological Diversity, we partnered with Miistakis Institute to present an introductory webinar about biodiversity offsets. The biodiversity crisis is leading many jurisdictions to consider biodiversity offsets. It should be no surprise (though we were!) that over 200 people registered from across Canada to attend this introductory webinar: Biodiversity Offsets […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 2020116 Views

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Regional chief says First Nations not consulted as Alberta loosens open-pit coal mining rules – APTN News

“There could be protests or anything that will slow down any projects.” First Nations leaders and environmentalists in Alberta are concerned after the provincial government announced updates to open-pit coal mining regulations. Open-pit coal mining has been banned in some parts of Alberta since 1976, when the province introduced regulations to protect the Rocky Mountains […]

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 2020120 Views

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Environment monitoring suspended for Alberta energy industry – National Observer

May 22nd 2020 Recent environmental monitoring exemptions for the oilsands have been broadened to include Alberta’s entire energy industry. The Alberta Energy Regulator says the decisions, posted Wednesday on its website, are in response to public-health concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. They were made to protect those doing the monitoring and the communities they work […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2020130 Views

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